Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Oct 05, 2010
    Posts
    3
    Mac Desktop effect :: NOOB HELP
    okay so I was tinkering with my macbook pro and I saw this option that if I ticked the box, the desktop would go all black and white, then there's another option that it turns my desktop to look like a negative effect...now I can't find it. anyone know where I can find it? thanks a lot.


    ps just got my new mbp like 2 weeks ago so bear with me.

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Is doing this sort of thing really a good idea?

    You were playing around in Universal Access under System Preferences. That is also where you will be able to change it back.

  3. #3

    baggss's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2004
    Location
    Margaritaville
    Posts
    10,311
    Specs:
    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    Command-Option-Control-8

    There nothing wrong with doing it...


  4. #4

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,485
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    I use that one quite often early in the morning prior to coffee and eyes adjusting to being open.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    There nothing wrong with doing it...
    There's EVERYTHING wrong with messing with your system **IF** you do not know how to find your way back.

  6. #6

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,831
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    There's EVERYTHING wrong with messing with your system **IF** you do not know how to find your way back.
    I agree with baggss. How else is a new user going to learn....?

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Well, you make a point ... forums like this would have little to talk about if everyone avoided user-caused problems ...

  8. #8

    baggss's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2004
    Location
    Margaritaville
    Posts
    10,311
    Specs:
    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    There's EVERYTHING wrong with messing with your system **IF** you do not know how to find your way back.
    What? Messing with your system is the BEST way to learn about it. I've learned more by randomly changing settings than I care to imagine.


  9. #9


    Member Since
    Oct 05, 2010
    Posts
    3
    thank you i didn't mean for you guys to get fighting or whatever

  10. #10

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,934
    Specs:
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    No fighting at all. Just different viewpoints.

    I see what Chas is talking about but I am guilty of doing the same thing. When I first installed OSX on my Power Mac G4, I messed with every setting! I though can always figure a way back. That is how I learned.

    And since we have this forum where people can get help if they can't get back, just ask and someone will help.

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I keep clones and time machine backups handy because I am self taught by experimenting.
    Windows was never as forgiving, and I wasn't willing to risk it, but ever since switching to Macs, it has always been fun to experiment, and "see what happens."
    The main thing is backups backup backups, install media handy, and time on your hands to reinstall and restore if tinkering around carelessly goes too far

  12. #12

    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,437
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    I keep clones and time machine backups handy because I am self taught by experimenting.

    Same same. . . . . . . . . Shane .. Dane ...Blane ??? Stuff it cant remember lol

    But mine WAS a biggy switching on FileVault thinking that it was that extra security that i needed..... How wrong i was took a OS reinstall to get my MB back to working order ..... So STAY AWAY from FileVault. It really isnt worth the heart ache and unless you have some Secret Squirrel ****e you need to hide from those colourful green men Dont do it ....
    I learnt the hard way

    Cheers
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  13. #13


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Same same. . . . . . . . . Shane .. Dane ...Blane ??? Stuff it cant remember lol
    Cheers
    LOL.... Nice one Tattster... I was hoping you'd get me back soon

    So STAY AWAY from FileVault. It really isnt worth the heart ache and unless you have some Secret Squirrel ****e you need to hide from those colourful green men Dont do it ....
    I learnt the hard way
    For those who must check under lampshades for hidden microphones and smoke sensors for hidden cameras, don't forget to shut your blinds, keep the lights dimmed, use hide your IP address, and install every version of anti virus you can find.
    I'm always watching!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. <noob> Defragging a Mac? </noob>
    By MiFES in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-03-2007, 03:18 PM
  2. noob question... can you mount a terminal to the desktop?
    By jamesmccain in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-05-2006, 02:11 PM
  3. Ripple effect on Mac Mini
    By lmunz22 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-24-2005, 12:04 PM
  4. Liquid Desktop Background Effect
    By joemomma in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-13-2005, 05:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •